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Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

There have been 48 recalls of Cascadia commercial trucks in recent years, with the latest issued mid-month due to a problem with tires on about 863 trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, and 122SD trucks manufactured between Jan. 24, 2016, and Oct. 10, 2016, and equipped with Goodyear G399A LHS 295/75R22.5 Load Range G tires.

The tires on the affected vehicles may have cured improperly, possibly resulting in a partial tread separation, increasing the risk of a crash.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 6, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-728.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov.